Massage & Shiatsu @ theLodge.space
Aromatherapy, also referred to as Essential Oil therapy, can be defined as the art and science of utilising naturally extracted aromatic essences from plants to balance, harmonise and promote the health of body, mind and spirit. It seeks to unify physiological, psychological and spiritual processes to enhance an individual’s innate healing process.
Back, Neck & Shoulders
This treatment focuses on the back, neck and shoulders using oil and a combination of massage techniques. It can be used to relax, soothe or for deeper work on those knots and tense muscles.
If you would like to remain clothed or are pushed for time, try our seated massage treatment.
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep Tissue Massage is a technique that focuses on the deeper layers of muscle tissue. It aims to release the chronic patterns of tension in the body through slow strokes and deep pressure on the contracted areas, either following or going across the fibres of the muscles, tendons and fascia.
A De-Stress Massage combines Swedish techniques, acupressure, stretching and joint manipulation to release stress from the body. The relaxing strokes ease the mind, calm the emotions and gently push the tension from the muscles. The perfect massage for the end of the week or during hectic times.
Holistic Massage is an approach to treatment rather than a particular technique. An Holistic Massage treats the person as a whole, taking into consideration their physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health, helping the body to restore itself to a balanced state.
Hot Stone Massage
Unlike, the Spa version of Hot Stone Massage where hot stones are laid upon the body, our Hot Stone treatments incorporate the heated pebble shaped basalt stones into the actual massage strokes from the very start... held in the therapists hand, the hot stones add a warmth to the already relaxing strokes of a Swedish massage and increase the effectiveness of a Deep Tissue massage.
Indian Head Massage
Indian head massage is a technique of manipulating soft tissues in the shoulders and scalp. The therapist uses a range of different massage pressures and rhythms to stimulate the head and neck area.
Myofascial Release uses various gentle techniques and sustained pressure into areas of restrictions in the body improving posture, flexibility and restoring balance to the body.
Pregnancy massage, promotes relaxation, soothes nerves, and relieves strained back and leg muscles in expectant mothers. Prenatal massage, for the second and third trimesters only, feels especially beneficial as the extra weight in your belly puts a strain on your back.
Relaxing Body Massage
This treatment deals less with pushing out knots and digging deep into tense tissue. Instead, the therapist uses gentle and slow strokes to sweep you into a calm and dreamy state. If you're getting a massage for the first time or only have a massage a couple of times a year, this is the perfect choice.
Seated Acupressure Massage
A seated massage is an great way to recharge your batteries and take time-out without having to remove your clothes or take up too much of your day. It relieves aches, pains & daily tension.
A seated massage is an great way to recharge your batteries and take time-out without having to remove your clothes or take up too much of your day. It includes traditional sports & Swedish massage with acupressure & shiatsu techniques and relieves aches, pains & daily tension.
Shiatsu therapy relies on the use the fingers, thumbs and palm to apply pressure to various areas of the body’s surface to help heal common ailments and conditions, and correct imbalances in the body. Pressure applied to points on the body promotes energy flow and corrects disharmonies throughout the patient's body. In addition to being a deeply relaxing experience, Shiatsu helps relieve stress, treat pain and illness, and contributes to a patient's overall health and wellbeing.
Shiatsu regulates the automatic nervous system activity and stimulates the circulatory, lymphatic and hormonal systems. Poor posture, joint problems, sprains, arthritis, sciatica, acute and chronic neck and back pain, sinusitis, and bronchitis are treatable with Shiatsu.
Soft Tissue Therapy
This massage treatment is designed to support the repair of the soft tissues in the body following surgery or acute injury, and for chronic issues affecting posture, joint mobility, muscular tension (knots) and repetitive strain injury. The treatments will help relieve pain and discomfort, and improve quality of movement. Exercises to improve stability, strength, mobility or coordination may be offered as part of a longer-term plan for recovery and prevention.
Sports Massage Therapy focuses on correcting problems and imbalances in muscles and soft tissue. Not just for athletes, Sports Massage can also help with day to day niggles such as a tight back or stress and tension knots.
The various Swedish massage techniques are designed to improve your circulation, soothe your muscles and make you feel more relaxed. Swedish massage uses softer strokes on the bonier and more delicate parts of the body, and stronger strokes where there is thicker muscle coverage. This adjustment of pressure makes it an ideal massage for relaxation but can also be used to energise the body.
Thai Yoga Massage
The therapist uses hands, feet and elbows to apply pressure to important points on the energy lines, together with gentle stretching and applied Hatha Yoga. This releases blocked energy and frees the body's healing potential, restoring balance and harmony.